This course focuses on two Digital Human Models (DHM) areas: 3D anthropometry and biomechanical modeling and simulation, with a focus on the musculoskeletal system.

The course will start with an overview of the function of bones, muscles, and tendons of human body and introduce basic biomechanical concepts. In a flipped classroom setting, you will familiarize yourselves with the range of available DHM technologies and tools. Through example cases and a group assignment, you will learn to analyze (dynamic) human-product interactions, how to optimize them using DHMs, and finally how to set up a physical validation study to validate design choices. Example cases include optimizing bicycle seat height and improving respiratory mask fit. Typical products that are treated are tools, supports (chairs and beds), shoes, wearables, and medical equipment.

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